Why Outbreak Surveillance is Important
Outbreak surveillance provides valuable insights into the foods, germs, and settings linked to foodborne diseases.1 CDC scientists analyze and publish outbreak surveillance data reported by state, local, and territorial public health departments.
|Outbreak Disease Surveillance|
|What does surveillance data identify?||Why is this data important?|
|Common and rare foods associated with outbreaks||
|New and emerging pathogens as well as ongoing problems||
|Food preparation and consumption settings where outbreaks occur||
|Points of contamination needing prevention and control measures||
|Trends in foodborne disease outbreaks||
Learn More about Foodborne Outbreak Tracking and Reporting
- Role of Public Health Departments
- Why Outbreak Surveillance is Important
- Reporting Foodborne Outbreaks
- Data, Statistics, & Publications
- Fast Facts & FAQs
1. Gould LH, Walsh KA, Vieira AR, Herman K, Williams IT, Hall AJ, et al. Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks - United States, 1998-2008. MMWR. 2013;62 Suppl 2:1-34.